I would rate this place somehow between 3 and 4 but anyway I rate it 4 as I stayed some better location on my travel that are competitive to this one. Place is conveniently located in the heart of Sandakan near the waterfront. I was staying a week before the Hari Raya celebration and I guess youth in Sandakan are a bit to much obsessed with firecrackers which I heard also early in he morning from time to time. Stay is OK, room was big enough and it was facing the street at the back, A/C was working and problem that was located just above your bed. But this is a problem that you usually see also elsewhere. For me it is a bit hard to sleep with aircon if it is blowing just on you so for me it is useless like that. Breakfast is basic: toast, butter, jam and cofee or tea. You need to prepare yourself and also at the end you need to clean the dishes. Somebody said that their services are a bit overpriced and it is true. Washing of 1kg comes 15RM what is way to much. Washing on Perhentian islands was half of that price. Anyway i was satisfied with the hospitality and I do not complaint much about other things. For tours it is better to do on your own. To Sepilok you can go with the public bus, to Labuk bay you can go with a minibus which is organized by Labuk Bay resort themselves and it comes in fornt of the Sandakan hotel every morning and this is also the cheapest option you can get there. You can also go around and visit the Sandakan Buddhist Temple which is quite nice to see and you will have a nice view over Sandakan and seaside. I recommend that you go there by a local public bus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique Borneo atmosphere and centrally located in the heart of Sandakan town, right at the WATERFRONT at Harbour Square complimented with trendy bars and bistro nearby. You will be strategically and conveniently located in close proximity to the best amenities and services the city can offer.Being small, we thrive to provide you with the best budget, clean accommodation option within the city so that you will be comfortably taken care of at Sandakan Backpacker, which doubles up as your launch pad to the treasures and beauty of Sabah, Borneo. Come and share your adventure and travelling experience with us! ... more less
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- Sandakan Backpackers Sabah, Malaysia